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Wednesday 7th September 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - September 7, 2005
(posted 7th Sep 2005, 11:47am - TWIDW post #0336)
September 7, 2005 - Vol 8, No 36
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 7 September:
BBC Three 8:15PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Time Trouble
Thursday 8 September:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances
Friday 9 September:
BBC Three - 9PM - Doctor Who: Father's Day (repeat)
BBC Three - 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Time Trouble
Sunday 11 September:
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who Confidential (full length): FX (repeat)
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways (repeat)
BBC Three 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The Empty Child (repeat)
BBC Three 8:15PM - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances (repeat)
BBC 7 continues its broadcast premieres of
Big Finish Doctor Who audios starring
Paul McGann. Episode 1 of "Sword Of Orion" remains online until
Saturday. Episode 2 premieres on digital radio and online at 6:30PM
and 12:30AM BST Saturday, then will be up for another week. Episodes
are edited for time and to remove references to "Minuet In Hell",
which will not be broadcast.
Outpost Gallifrey caught a schedule change on BBC Three . The Saturday night full length repeat of Doctor Who Confidential has been dropped, the Sunday night Doctor Who Confidential is now full length airing at 7PM, and 2 Doctor Who episodes will now air Sundays from 7:30 to 9PM. Episode 8 of Doctor Who Confidential will not air in its full length format. The Wednesday night cut down Doctor Who Confidential remains at 8:15PM. The Friday night showing of Doctor Who (1 episode) and cut down Confidential continue at 9PM. BBC Three has a habit of changing their schedules, so this could all change again. Especially since UKTV Gold is getting rights to repeat this series of Doctor Who on 23 October.
Canadian viewers. The CBC is repeating
the last episode of the current Doctor Who series (The Parting Of
The Ways) this Sunday the 11th. It appears that the Sunday slot on
the 18th will go to a repeat of a Richard Mercer comedy special. It
is unknown when/if further repeats will air on the CBC. The
Christmas Special and the 2nd series will air on the CBC down the
road - dates to be announced. The CBC's schedule remains tentative
due to the strike - the Doctor Who website is back online, but the Planet Of The
Doctor documentary was still offline at publication time.
Canadian viewers II. Peter Hill, Program Manager at BBC Kids , alerted Canadian Doctor Who fans and this column to a schedule change in their upcoming showing of the Colin Baker stories:
"First of all, thanks for spreading the word to fandom... we're really excited about bringing the Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy stories to BBC Kids this fall!
"Just wanted to pass on one small change in the play order for "The
Two Doctors" and The Mark of the Rani - with thanks to last
week's "This Week In Doctor Who" and my Sixth Doctor Handbook!
"We have swapped the play order of The Two Doctors and "The Mark
Of The Rani" to reflect the original UK transmission order, and not
the production order as originally scheduled.
"As a result, these stories will play on the following dates:
Oct 22 - The Mark Of The Rani
Oct 23 - The Two Doctors
All other broadcast information remains the same."
Canadian fans should be very appreciative of BBC Kids. It appears the current regime is working very hard for you.
American Who has their website up again.
Due to the recent passing of popular Doctor Who guest actor Michael
Sheard ,
the internet show's fall schedule has been updated as follows:
September - interview with Michael Sheard at Chicago TARDIS 2003
October - Richard Franklin (Mike Yates)
November - Carole Ann Ford (Susan)
December - Lalla Ward (Romana II)
The BBC Press Office and C21 Media often announce when a Doctor Who
international sale occurs. Worth keeping an eye on, just in case.
Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho- , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. The listings:
New Series General Information:
BBC Online
Doctor Who Confidential
The 13 episodes from the BBC Three series all online via Real
Player. Also, numerous video diaries and trailers.
Prime TV
Thursday 7:30PM 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
4:3 Cropped Fullscreen
15 September 1-11 Boom Town
22 September 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
29 September 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
(Due to the CBC strike, the Doctor Who portions of the CBC website
are closed down for the time being.)
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
Final episode on the current schedule.
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Wednesday 8:15PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-08 Time Trouble
Friday 9PM Doctor Who 1-08 Father's Day
Friday 9:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-08 Time Trouble
Sunday 7PM Doctor Who Confidential (full length) 1-09 "FX"
Sunday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1
Sunday 8:15PM Doctor Who 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
16:9 Widescreen
16 September - 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1
18 September - 1-11 Boom Town
18 September - 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
23 September - 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
25 September - 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
30 September - 1-11 Boom Town
7 October - 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
14 October - 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
23 October 1-01 Rose (7PM)
23 October 1-02 The End Of The World (8PM)
23 October 1-03 The Unquiet Dead (9PM. 4:30AM)
24 October 1-04 Aliens of London (7PM)
24 October 1-05 World War Three (8PM)
25 October 1-06 Dalek (7PM)
25 October 1-07 The Long Game (8PM)
26 October 1-08 Father's Day (7PM)
26 October 1-09 The Empty Child (8PM)
27 October 1-10 The Doctor Dances (7PM)
27 October 1-11 Boom Town (8PM)
28 October 1-12 Bad Wolf (7PM)
28 October 1-13 The Parting of the Ways (8PM)
29 October 1-01 Rose (6PM)
30 October 1-01 Rose (9PM)
Thomsonfly Airlines
Rose on all in-flight movie systems
Singapore Airlines
Rose on channel 28 of video on demand service
Virgin Atlantic Airways
The End Of The World on V-Hot channel. Cropped to 4:3 aspect
ratio. Next Episode caption removed. Otherwise unedited.
British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand
Episode unknown.
Big Finish Doctor Who
Saturday 6:30PM & 12:30AM BST "Sword Of Orion" pt 2 of 4
Big Finish Story 17. CD release 2001. Radio premiere.
The Cybermen awake and notice the 8th Doctor, Charley, and the
1 October "The Stones Of Venice"
29 October "Invaders From Mars"
BBC Online
Shada - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. 6 episodes. A retired
Time Lord in Cambridge needs the Doctor's help to recover a Time
Lord book before the scientist Skagra can find it.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant. 6 episode
story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the Earth from below. Can the
Doctor be convinced to save the day one last time?
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episodes. The
Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a temple that has been yanking
scientists out of time, bringing them face to face with the future
of the Cybermen.
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7-9AM BST The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
Season 25, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Lured to a circus, the 7th Doctor and Ace discover that the acts are ever changing, and the audience never leaves.
Sunday 7-8:50AM BST Battlefield
Season 26, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's retirement is rudely interrupted. Soldiers from another dimension are engaging in war on British soil. The Doctor's back, though not with a face the Brig knows. Is this one return too far for the Brig, a mission he can't complete?
17 September Ghost Light (7AM)
18 September The Curse of Fenric (7AM)
24 September Survival (7AM)
?24 September Carnival of Monsters (documentary) (8:25AM)
?24 September Adventures in Space and Time (documentary) (9:05AM)
25 September Four To Doomsday (7AM)
1 October Kinda (7AM)
2 October The Visitation (7AM)
8 October Black Orchid (8AM)
9 October Earthshock (7AM)
15 October Time-Flight (7AM)
16 October Arc of Infinity (7AM)
16 October Adventures in Space and Time (documentary) (4AM)
16 October Carnival of Monsters (documentary) (4:45AM)
22 October Snakedance (7:05AM)
23 October Mawdryn Undead (7AM)
23-28 October - Doctor Who Series 1 repeats primetime marathon - see new series section
29 October Terminus (7:05AM)
29/30 October Rose (6PM Sat/9PM Sun) - new series weekly repeats
30 October Enlightenment (7AM)
30 October Adventures in Space and Time (documentary) (3:40AM)
30 October Carnival of Monsters (documentary) (4:25AM)
First Great Western Railway (Volo TV)
Episodes unknown.
Thursday 6:03PM Black Orchid pt 2 of 2
Season 19, Episode 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Suspected of murder, the 5th Doctor comes up with an unusual defense - a trip in the TARDIS.
Monday 6:04PM Earthshock pt 1 of 4
Tuesday 6:04PM Earthshock pt 2 of 4
Wednesday 6:04PM Earthshock pt 3 of 4

Season 19, Episodes 19 through 21. Doctor: Peter Davison.
A dispute between the Doctor and Adric is interrupted by androids, suspicious soldiers, and a plot by the Cybermen to disrupt a War Conference.
19 September Time-Flight
26 September Arc of Infinity
BBC Kids
Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EDT (9PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday Enlightenment pts 3+4 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Turlough must make the final choice between good and evil, dove and raven, dishonest looking guardian and dishonest looking guardian.
Thursday The King's Demons pts 1+2 of 2
Season 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
King John heralds the arrival of the Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough as honored guests - and demons.
Friday Warriors of the Deep pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison.
A military sea base where the West and the East plot world domination winds up playing host to the return of the Silurians and the Sea Devils. Prehistoric beings who have slept a while, they want the Earth back. And they don't want to share.
Saturday Mawdryn Undead all 4 pts
Season 20, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The interference of an alien space ship and the Black Guardian splits the TARDIS crew between 1977 and 1983. In both time zones, retired Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart finds himself involved in the danger.
Sunday Terminus all 4 pts
Season 20, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sabotage in the TARDIS in deep space forces evacuation to a leper ship and unveils a conspiracy that goes to the core of the galaxy.
Monday Warriors of the Deep pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday The Awakening pts 1+2 of 2
Season 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tegan's Grandfather has disappeared. The village he last lived in was preparing to re-enact war games from 1643. It seems they are re- enacting with too much authenticity.
14 September Frontios
16 September Planet of Fire
17 September Enlightenment
18 September The King's Demons
20 September The Caves of Androzani
22 September Spearhead From Space
24 September Warriors of the Deep
25 September The Awakening
26 September Doctor Who And The Silurians
29 September Inferno
1 October Frontios
2 October Planet of Fire
5 October Terror of the Autons
7 October The Claws of Axos
8 October The Caves of Androzani
9 October The Twin Dilemma (BBC Kids premiere)
11 October Colony In Space
14 October The Dæmons
15 October Attack of the Cybermen (BBC Kids premiere)
16 October Vengeance on Varos (BBC Kids premiere)
22 October The Mark of the Rani (BBC Kids premiere)
23 October The Two Doctors (BBC Kids premiere)
29 October Timelash (BBC Kids premiere)
30 October The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet (BBC Kids premiere)
5 November The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp (BBC Kids premiere)
6 November The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids (BBC Kids premiere)
12 November The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe (BBC Kids premiere)
13 November Time and the Rani (BBC Kids premiere)
19 November Paradise Towers (BBC Kids premiere)
20 November Delta and the Bannermen (BBC Kids premiere)
26 November Dragonfire (BBC Kids premiere)
27 November The Happiness Patrol (BBC Kids premiere)
3 December Silver Nemesis (BBC Kids premiere)
4 December The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (BBC Kids premiere)
10 December Battlefield (BBC Kids premiere)
11 December Ghost Light (BBC Kids premiere)
17 December The Curse of Fenric (BBC Kids premiere)
18 December Survival (BBC Kids premiere)
American Who (alternate
currently online - interview with Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith)
Upcoming episodes
September - Michael Sheard (from Chicago TARDIS 2003)
October - Richard Franklin
November - Carole Ann Ford
December - Lalla Ward
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Lifestyle Talk Radio (LTR)
and Business Talk Radio (BTR)
LTR Late Friday Midnight-2AM EDT (9-11PM PDT, 5-7AM BST, 2-4PM AEST)
Live LTR Stream
BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EDT (10PM-1AM PDT, 6-9AM BST, 3-5PM
Live BTR Stream
Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - New format. Author Stephen
Donaldson (Runes Of The Earth - the Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant);
Adam-Troy Castro (Sci-Fi Magazine) discusses the film "Strings" and
the book "The Time Traveler's Wife". Hour 3 - BTR only. Best of.
Doctor Who: Podshock
Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
MPT Maryland
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 62-2 (28-2), 36-2 (54-2)
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Midnight-2:30AM EDT The Sea Devils movie
Season 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
2 years after the Silurian attempt to conquer the world, the 3rd Doctor comes across a related species just awakening from hibernation. He tries to reason with them, to keep them from making the same mistakes that caused humanity to wipe out the Silurians. Alas, the Sea Devils are already taking advice from someone with a militant agenda.
17 September The Mutants (12:30AM)
24 September The Time Monster
analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT Attack of the Cybermen pts 1a+1b of 2
Season 22, Episodes 1a through 1b. Doctor: pColinBaker}}. A distress signals brings the 6th Doctor and Peri to 1985 London. Lytton, leader of the Dalek Task Force in a story you didn't see due to rights issues with the Terry Nation estate, is still around. He seems to have joined forces with another race of aliens. These episodes aired in the UK at 45 minutes each, but were split in half for international syndication to match other seasons.
17 September Attack of the Cybermen pts 2a+2b
24 September Vengeance on Varos pts 1a+1b
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Doctor Who premiere September 2005?
Nederland 3
Doctor Who premiere 2006?
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursday 8PM?
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
Next Episode TBA. Season 2 premiere TBA.
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.
Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.
Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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